1. Deadline to Give Preliminary Notice (Notice of Right to Claim a Lien)
The notice must be received within 60 days of date of first delivery of materials or of first performance of labor.
A preliminary notice is not required.
2. Deadline to File Claim
Within 90 days of completion of project.
Within 90 days of date of last delivery or performance of labor.
3. Deadline to File Suit or Foreclose Claim
Within two years after date of filing lien.
RESIDENTIAL STOP NOTICE:
No less than 30 or more than 60 days after delivery of the stop notice.
More than 90 days after claimant last furnishes work or materials, but less than 1 year after final settlement of the contract.
4. Common Questions About State Lien & Bond Claims
A. Do Suppliers to Suppliers Have Lien or Bond Claim Rights?
On Private Projects:
A manufacturer supplying a supplier may have a lien claim if it can be established that the supplier is in fact a sub, even if they are performing their work off site. Otherwise, no lien rights for suppliers to suppliers.
On Public Projects:
Suppliers to suppliers may have a right to bring a claim against the bond, as long as they are within the tiers covered by the bond. Check the terms of the bond itself.